Continuing a match after all players have disconnected?

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Ruggler
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Continuing a match after all players have disconnected?

Post by Ruggler » November 28th, 2016, 4:04 am

I've been reading about setting up setting up a local wesnoth server here: https://wiki.wesnoth.org/MultiplayerServers

It said: "Other users can then connect to it by inputting the IP address of the host machine under Connect to Server. As soon as all players disconnect, the local server will be shut down."

This game is a favorite among me and my siblings, but we play it about as often as monopoly because it's long. Does anyone know if it's possible to configure a dedicated wesnoth server so that we can start a match that allows the players to disconnect after the match start and reconnect periodically (say, once a day) to take their turn?

I've done a little searching with any keywords I can think of to answer this question, I can't imagine I'm the first to ask. A link to instructions on how to set this up would be a dream come true lol.

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Re: Continuing a match after all players have disconnected?

Post by Whiskeyjack » November 28th, 2016, 10:14 am

I never did this, but supposedly you can send your save files per mail and do your turn on your local Wesnoth installation before sending it on to the next player. If you want to log in at the same time to spectate and comment, this would of course not be the solution you were looking for.
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Re: Continuing a match after all players have disconnected?

Post by Ravana » November 28th, 2016, 3:21 pm

Server bot could both keep game going and manage side controls, but I dont think any such bot is currently public.

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Re: Continuing a match after all players have disconnected?

Post by Ruggler » November 29th, 2016, 3:24 pm

Emailing the save file might be the workaround that'll get it done. Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: Continuing a match after all players have disconnected?

Post by UK1 » November 29th, 2016, 3:57 pm

Ruggler wrote:Emailing the save file might be the workaround that'll get it done. Thanks for the feedback!
I have done this before. Wesnoth play-by-mail, as it were. Just... yaknow, you have to trust each other not to cheat as cheating is made substantially easier than in a live multiplayer game (although it's still certainly doable).
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